Underwriting Facilities

  • Hanover Insurance Company:
    • Hull, PI, Marine Liabilities, Builder’s Risk, supporting equipment, and cargo.
    • Up to $10,000,000 for any one vessel or interest Physical Damage (higher limits available, if requested)
    • $1,000,000 Liabilities Limit
  • Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London:
    • Marine Liabilities, $1,000,000 Limit
    • Vessel Pollution, up to $25,000,000 Limit
    • Excess Liabilities, $200,000,000 Limit binder, plus $400,000,000 Limit slip (additional limits available)
  • Wholesale London open market capabilities for supporting coverages outside our facilities. We wholesale to complement our facilities for the customers we serve.

Underwriting Team

David Manion:
2012-Present
Executive Vice President, JH Blades Marine

2006-2012
Vice President, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.
President, effective Jan. 1, 2012, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

2003-2006
Senior Product Director, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company

1992-2003
Various underwriting positions from marine manager to director

1987-1992
Senior risk management representative, St. Paul companies
Associate in Risk Management (A.R.M.)
Direct Line:(504)262-5302
dmanion@jhblades.com

Beverly Navo:
2012 -Present
Assistant Vice President, Senior Underwriter, JH Blades Marine

1980 -2012
Assistant Vice President, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

1979 -1980
George S. Kausler- Marine Supervisor

1978
Shipping Company

Direct Line:(504)262-5303
bnavo@jhblades.com

Alex Porter:
2018-Present
Assistant Vice President, Senior Underwriter, JH Blades Marine

2016-2018
Client Executive/Retail Broker, Marsh USA

2015-2016
Wholesale Broker, Marsh UK

Direct Line:(504)262-5308
alporter@jhblades.com

Tammy Finn:
2012 -Present
Associate Underwriter, JH Blades Marine

1985 -2012
Associate Underwriter, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

1980 -1985
George S. Kausler - Underwriting Assistant

Direct Line:(504)262-5304
tfinn@jhblades.com

Dawn Thurman:
2012-Present
Associate Underwriter, JH Blades Marine

1980-2012
Associate Underwriter, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

Direct Line:(504)262-5305
dthurman@jhblades.com

Claudia Young:
2012-Present
Operations Administrator, JH Blades Marine

1995-2012
Office Manager/Financial Reporting, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

1984-1995
Claims Assistant, Underwriters Marine Services, Inc.

Direct Line:(504) 262-5318
cpyoung@jhblades.com